Get involved in 'Brides at Work' in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer
04 Jun 2010
Fran @ Hitched
The National Wedding Show is extremely thrilled to announce the launch of a new exciting charity – Brides at Work in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Brides at Work Day is open to all and will take place on Friday the 17th of September 2010. They want everyone to get involved, no matter when the wedding took place or indeed if it is more of a work in progress.... brides, grooms, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and maid of honours all are invited to take part. For those who don't feel quite up to wearing their wedding dress, simply don't have one or can’t disclose it yet, they can participate by wearing a tiara, with or without the veil for the day or generally dressing up as a part of a wedding party - it is the taking part that counts.
TV Fashion guru and host of the National Wedding Show’s bridal make-over show, Caryn Franklin offers her advice on how to get the look for Brides at Work Day; ‘This is a chance to get that dress out again and relive the big day, for a great cause. If you no longer have the dress or fit is a problem, here are my top tips for ‘Brides at Work Day’.
If that beloved gown is a tad tight, consider, sewing some satin ribbon where the fastening is so that you can use the ribbon as a tie and leave the original fastening open, then cover up with a cardigan or wrap. Also consider support underwear like a waist cincher to knock off an inch or two.
If you don’t have the dress any longer, wear something else from the big day - your veil and tiara will make a great impact. But don’t forget other accessories like shoes and garter.
Hey Grooms, don’t leave fundraising all to the Brides...join in by wearing your suit, and button hole. Mums can wear their special outfits and for the less adventurous just the accessories will do hats, fascinators and corsages will hit the spot....and, Bridesmaids we are counting on you, so don’t miss your chance to dress up for the day too!
For Brides to be, don’t miss out on the action... invest in a novelty tiara and put your hair up and add to your daywear. Affordable fun tiara’s are readily available from the high street.
Brides at Work is a chance to get dressed up for the day, in anything wedding related – have fun and raise money!’
How Can You Get Involved?
- It is easy to raise vital funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer by getting involved. You can;
- Take part in Brides at Work yourself – if you fancy donning your wedding dress and showing your big day look to your colleagues for charity, sign up and get sponsored - click here to register for your fundraising pack
- Rally up your staff and friends – why not take the pressure off and dress up and travel into work together as a group and make a real day of it
- Go one step further and organise an office wedding party, list the key players, bride, groom, bridesmaid, mother of the bride/groom, flower girl etc... and draw the roles from a hat. Could create some interesting brides! Sign up and get sponsored by all those who work for and with you!
- Organise a mini wedding cake themed sale in the office – cupcakes always go down a treat
- Ask everyone in your office where they went on their honeymoon and ask people to pay £1 to match each person to their honeymoon destination. You could get a prize for most correct answers.
- Download our Brides at Work button to place on your website to show your support
Whatever your fundraising activity, however you get involved - sign up now for your registration pack now by visiting www.breakthrough.org.uk/bridesatwork
In support of Brides at Work, National Wedding Show owner, Ocean Media, will donate a generous 50p from every show ticket purchased in the next year – resulting in a whopping £30,000 over 12 months being raised for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Over 46,000 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer every year in the UK; Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to saving lives and changing futures through research, campaigning and education – removing the fear of breast cancer for good; we would love for you to be a part of Brides at Work in association with The National Wedding Show– to help beat this disease